2011 Chrysler 200 LX 2.4 I4 from North America

Summary:

The car is satisfactory in most areas

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong.

General Comments:

The new 200 LX rides smoother than the previous 2004 Sebring. The steering is very quick and precise.

However, there is some wind noise caused by the raised surface jutting out on the 200 badging at the rear door windows. I put some black caulking under these black pieces. It has helped. When the rear windows are down, there is severe wind buffeting in the back seat.

The cold from the A/C is much improved, as well as heat from the heater as compared to our old car.

The seats are much higher, and make for greater ease of entry and exiting the car. There is plenty of headroom in the front seats. The leg area on the drivers side is a bit narrow, and I find the side of my right leg rubbing against the console. The rear door where it hinges is too close to the seats, making it difficult to put your feet into the car when entering.

The car has some very bad blind spots. The roof pillars are very wide at the doors and where the roof meets the trunk. The headrests, front and back, stick up very high. But this is a problem in most new cars with multiple air bags.

Some nice features on the LX base model such as outside temp. display, adjustable driver's side seat height, adjustable front arm rest and rear seat folding arm rest.

The gas mileage is around 30-31 mpg combined in Canadian gallons. Have not given the 200 a good run yet.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th December, 2011

4th Nov 2012, 07:21

Original Poster Update.

Have not had any problems since purchase. Now have 32,000kms, and the gas mileage is still the same at 31 combined; a far cry from the company rating of 42 highway and 28 city. This is the worst mileage of all the Dodge and Chrysler cars we have owned (both 4 and 6 cylinder). The low profile tires have poor traction in the rain, and I will need to buy narrower tires for the snow. Not sure if I would recommend this car now!